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10 Aug 2020
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Comment sought on Umina intersection upgrade plans
Ground water treatment starts again
Rotary club celebrates 70 years in Woy Woy
Councillor explains his absence from three meetings
Aged care home stays in a state of isolation
Pedestrian crossing petition attracts 500 signatures
Tree Day sees 100 plantings at The Runway Park
Cycling group welcomes increase in people cycling
Police investigate tyre spikes on national park trail
Parking plan re-opened for public comment
Planning decisions now allowed without public scrutiny
Councillors keep pay rise
Rotary club accepts two new members
Ettalong Red Carpet Day is postponed
Energy bill advice offered by phone
Work starts on James Browne oval improvements
Empire Bay playground officially opened
Tesch thanks church food pantry
Wet week pushes total well above average
New cafe
Payrise for $20 million debt per year
Time that council demonstrated their vision
Will Council buy some paint, or prosecute me?
What we always wanted - graphics, colours, words
Provider pays bonus to all aged care staff
Group meditation sessions return to Ocean Beach
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Home video competition
Coastal Twist festival is cancelled for this year
Rare artefacts found at Woy Woy Public School
Umina Eagles soccer results
Everglades major pairs
Netball results
Nippers to resume at Killcare
Lions come from behind to beat Kariong
Southern and Ettalong soccer results

Group meditation sessions return to Ocean Beach

Free group meditation sessions have resumed at Ocean Beach.

The Making Meditation Mainstream sessions are to be held on Saturday mornings at 6:30 am at Ocean Beach, with a coronavirus management plan in place.

The weekly program was moved from the beach to online live streams, at the onset of coronavirus restrictions.

With the easing of restrictions, they have now returned to face-to-face sessions.

Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch said she endorsed the group sessions which were started in response to the growing challenges in maintaining mental health, as well as an increased suicide rate.

"During this pandemic we've all had to face unprecedented changes to our everyday lives and I know many locals are also fighting their own personal battles at the moment whether they be financial, social or health-related.

"This program gives us all an opportunity to release our stresses and work on our mental health as well as socialise in a supportive environment with like-minded people.

"It's always important to pay attention to your mental health.

"I encourage everyone to participate in mindful exercise and take some time out for your own wellbeing."

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